Hunter Biden has joked that 'pants were the problem' while he was on crack, insisting that he does not know if the laptop was his, because he was s
Hunter Biden has joked that ‘pants were the problem’ while he was on crack, insisting that he does not know if the laptop was his, because he was so detached from reality.
The 50-year-old son of the president appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new memoir, Beautiful Things.
Kimmel asked Biden about his laptop – which became a source of intense interest in the run up to the election, amid claims that Joe Biden had been in business with China and was compromised.
Hunter Biden on Thursday night said he still had no idea whether the laptop was his
‘I saw you talking about the laptop in interviews and it became a big thing and when you are asked if it’s your laptop, you say, you don’t know,’ said Kimmel.
‘And that is hard to believe unless you read the book and then I’m revised you have shoes on.’
Biden, who writes in graphic detail about his crack addiction, replied: ‘Yeah, I made it today. Pants were the problem.’
He returned to the subject of the laptop, which was handed in to a repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware, and never collected.
Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani then shopped it around to different newspapers.
‘I really don’t know,’ he said.
‘And the fact of the matter is, it’s a red herring. It is absolutely a red herring. I absolutely think within my rights to question anything that comes from the, from the desk of Rudy Giuliani. And so, I don’t know. Is the answer.’
Kimmel asked: ‘Do you ever wish you had Apple Care?’
Biden conceded: ‘That would have been a good idea.’
The California-based father of five spoke after DailyMail.com confirmed that the laptop was indeed his.
DailyMail.com commissioned top cyber forensics experts Maryman & Associates to analyze its data and determine whether the laptop’s contents were real.
The firm’s founder, Brad Maryman, is a 29-year FBI veteran Supervisory Special Agent who served as an Information Security Officer and founded its first computer forensics lab.
Maryman and his business partner Dr. Joseph Greenfield used the same forensic tools to pick apart the drive as federal and state law enforcement use in criminal investigations, and prepared a report for DailyMail.com.
The report said the data on the drive ‘appear to be authentic’, and that after an extensive search of its contents for any tell-tale signs of tampering, Maryman and Greenfield found ‘no evidence’ of fabrication – by Russians or anyone else.
‘The data on the system before April 2019 appears to be related to Mr. Biden, with timestamps appearing to be between 2016 and 2019,’ the Maryman and Associates report said.
‘The operating system timestamps appear to be authentic, and no evidence was found to suggest that the timestamps or data were altered or manufactured. No indications were found that would indicate the data was manufactured.’
In a presidential debate in October, Joe Biden referred to the leaks of Hunter’s emails as ‘a bunch of garbage.’
But in an interview with CBS on Sunday to promote his new book, Beautiful Things, Hunter said the laptop ‘could be’ his.
‘There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was the — that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me or that there was a laptop stolen from me,’ he said.
Hunter left his MacBook Pro laptop at a Wilmington, Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019 and never returned for it. The report said the data on the drive ‘appear to be authentic’, and that after an extensive search of its contents for any tell-tale signs of tampering, Maryman and Greenfield found ‘no evidence’ of fabrication – by Russians or anyone else
AUTHENTICATING THE LAPTOP
DailyMail.com commissioned cyber forensics experts at Maryman & Associates to examine the hard drive to determine its authenticity.
The firm’s founder, Brad Maryman, was a 29-year veteran of the FBI, served as a Chief Information Security Officer and founded the bureau’s cyber forensics unit. His partner, Dr. Joseph Greenfield, is an associate professor at the University of Southern California and helped write their degree program in intelligence and cyber operations.
After an extensive analysis of the hard drive, Greenfield and Maryman produced a report for DailyMail.com detailing their findings.
Using the same forensic tools as federal and state law enforcement in criminal investigations, they found a total of 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails and more than 2,000 photos.
– They found emails for multiple accounts on the laptop dating back to 2009, and other data which ‘appears to be related to Mr. Biden’ between 2016 and 2019.
– The report’s findings were consistent with the known timeline for the hard drive. A Wilmington, Delaware computer store work order with Hunter’s signature shows he left his 2017 MacBook Pro laptop there on April 12, 2019.
– The Maryman & Associates report said the original ‘Macintosh HD’ drive was created on March 28, 2018
– Hunter’s iCloud email address was added to the laptop’s system on October 21 2018, as well as his work email at his firm Rosemont Seneca on February 2 2019.
– The same day, a Gmail address he used to log onto sex cam sites, and another personal Gmail address belonging to Hunter, were also added.
– Beau Biden’s old Gmail account was added on February 7 2019.
– Emails addressed to Hunter’s various email addresses dating from December 2009 to December 2020 were found on the system.
– An iPad with the name ‘Hunter’s iPad’ and three email addresses associated with the Biden family was backed up on the laptop and on iCloud in January 2019 and again a month later.
– Greenfield found 818 call logs in this iPad backup with timestamps from June 2016 to February 2019.
– There were 8,942 entries in the iPad’s contacts book, created between April 2016 and January 2019.
– In February 2019 an iPhone XS was also synced with the laptop. Its serial number was consistent with the timestamps of the data on the phone.
In conclusion, ‘The operating system timestamps appear to be authentic, and no evidence was found to suggest that the timestamps or data were altered or manufactured,’ the report said. ‘No indications were found that would suggest the data was manufactured.’
Among the 103,199 text messages on the hard drive dating from 2016 to March 2019 are fraught conversations between President Joe Biden and his son.
The texts reveal how Joe was sucked into his son’s torrid love life, became a punching bag for Hunter’s drug-fueled rants, and paid his grandchildren’s bills when Hunter had drained his bank accounts from his spending on prostitutes and crack cocaine.
Joe, Hunter, Halle and Joe’s grandkids are pictured in a photo obtained from Hunter’s laptop
When the former Delaware senator was elected Vice President in 2008, it put an end to Hunter’s lucrative career as a lobbyist to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest.
Hunter then embarked on a series of controversial business ventures and fell into a cycle of crack and prostitute binges, scandal and rehab.
By 2019 his texts appeared to be seething with resentment.
When Joe texted him a typically doting message ‘Good morning my beautiful son. I miss you and love you. Dad’ on February 24 that year, Hunter raged at his father for ‘having made clear to the world that the only reason for not [running for president is your] family problems im glad to be the f***ing bullseye you painted on my back.’
Hunter complained that his father’s advice to not defend himself in the media over stories about his expensive divorce from his ex-wife Kathleen Biden or his affair with his brother’s widow Hallie had backfired, and added sarcastically: ‘Oh …good morning …from f***ing rehab.’
‘Your team just made me the uncontrollable troubled tax cheat philanderer sex and drug addict that you tried so hard to fix but couldn’t yt. They just totally wrote my life away,’ he wrote.
‘If you dont run ill never have a chance at redemption.’
Joe replied, promising his son he would run for President but adding that he was worried his texts were ‘a target’ for hacking.